Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy

$6,048.00 contributions
73 donors

Raised: $6048Remaining: $0

Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy strives to make a difference in the lives of children through the gift of literacy. Since 2000, Ferst Foundation has mailed over FOUR MILLION BOOKS  to Georgia children!


Through the generosity of a committed supporter,
all contributions will be matched -
up to our goal of $5000!

Your dollars will have twice the impact.



Ferst Foundation
addresses the growing problem of children from low-income communities entering kindergarten without basic early literacy skills and school readiness. Quality, age-appropriate books are mailed monthly to the homes of children, birth to five, enrolled in our program – at no cost to the family – and parents receive supportive material that reinforces the importance of early learning and encourages them to read frequently with their children.
It seems so simple, but no other factor plays a more significant role in a child’s early educational success than books in the home and being read to from birth. Combine that with the fact that 61% of low income families do not have a single book in the home suitable for a child and the problem is obvious – and preventable!

Here's what our participants and partners are saying:


Nancy H donated $250.00
Thursday, November 12, 2015 10:45 PM
Mike G donated $40.00
Thursday, November 12, 2015 11:40 AM
Angie H donated $50.00
Sunday, November 16, 2014 7:27 PM
by Anonymous donated $50.00
Sunday, November 16, 2014 8:31 AM
Alfred M donated $100.00
Saturday, November 15, 2014 7:25 AM
Babs J donated $331.00
Friday, November 14, 2014 5:47 PM

Updates and Donors' Comments

Babs J11/14/2014 5:47:49 PM

A great investment - both educationally & financially!

Jean H11/13/2014 5:26:11 PM

Go First Go Besty!!!

Janie S11/13/2014 5:24:11 PM

We want great readers in Pickens County, GA

Margaret Q11/13/2014 4:13:43 PM

Such a terrific program!